Emergency Vets in Pennsylvania

Looking for an emergency vet in Pennsylvania? Search for your nearest animal hospital below.

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List of Emergency Clinics in Pennsylvania

ADDRESS: 429 West 38th Street, Erie PA 16508
TEL:(814) 866-5920
The doctors and staff of the Northwest PA Pet Emergency Center seek to provide the highest quality veterinary emergency and critical care services and procedures for patients in need of such care.
ADDRESS: 835 Sir Thomas Court, Harrisburg PA 17109
TEL:(717) 798-8500
Established in 2017, Shores is a state-of- the-art veterinary emergency hospital equipped to handle all of your pet’s medical emergency and urgent care needs.
ADDRESS: 930 North Queen Street, Lancaster PA 17603
TEL:(717) 295-7387
Pet Emergency Treatment and Specialties (PETS) is the oldest, independently-owned emergency and specialty hospital in Central Pennsylvania. Located in Lancaster, PA, PETS provides 24/7/365 emergency care for dogs, cats, and small mammals.
ADDRESS: 3900 Spruce Street, Philadelphia PA 19104
TEL:(215) 746-8387
Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital in Philadelphia provides care for dogs, cats, and other domestic/companion animals, handling more than 30,000 patient visits a year, some 9,000 of which are emergency cases.
ADDRESS: 1114 South Front Street, Philadelphia PA 19147
TEL:(267) 800-1950
Our mission is to enhance the human-animal bond by providing our community of referring veterinarians and pet owners with exceptional specialty and emergency care.
ADDRESS: 807 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh PA 15237
TEL:(412) 366-3400
Our 24 hour pet hospital is open 24/7 and is the most comprehensive specialty veterinary hospital in western Pennsylvania.
ADDRESS: 400 W. Lancaster Avenue, Reading PA 19607
TEL:(610) 775-7535
When you have a pet emergency, seconds count. We want you to know, we’re ready. If your pet has a condition that requires a specialist’s expertise, we’re ready for that too. Our experienced veterinarians, vet technicians and support staff work closely together to provide the comprehensive, compassionate care your pet needs and deserves.
ADDRESS: 210 Fullerton Avenue, Whitehall PA 18052
TEL:(610) 435-1553
At Valley Central Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center, we know that pets are members of the family. We truly believe this, and they should be awarded the same quality of compassionate and advanced medical care that we expect our human family members.
ADDRESS: 1640 South Queen Street, York PA 17403
TEL:(717) 219-8967
At Animal Emergency & Referral Center of York, your pet’s health is our top priority, provided through high-quality, professional care and genuine personal service.

Signs Your Pet Needs Emergency Care

Has your pet experienced some kind of trauma and in need in emergency care? Here are some of the signs to look when determining whether your pet needs an emergency vet:

  • Pale gums
  • Rapid breathing
  • Weak or rapid pulse
  • Change in body temperature
  • Difficulty standing
  • Apparent paralysis
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Seizures
  • Excessive bleeding

How To Handle Your Injured Pet

It is possible that your pet can act aggressively when they’ve been injured. It’s important to be careful how you handle them for their safety and your own.

For Dogs:

  • Be calm and go slow when approaching.
  • If your dog appears aggressive, get someone to help you.
  • Fashion a makeshift stretcher and carefully lift your dog onto it.
  • Support their neck and back as you move them in case of spinal injuries.

For Cats:

  • Cover your cats head gently with a towel, to prevent them from biting you.
  • Very carefully, lift your cat into its carrier or a box.
  • Support their neck and back as you move them in case of spinal injuries.

First Aid Treatment At Home

Depending on the situation, there are some actions you can take at home to stabalize your pet before transporting them to an emergency vet.


  • If your pet is bleeding externally due to a trauma, apply pressure to the wound quickly and hold it there.
  • If possible, elevate the injury.


  • If your pet is choking on a foreign object, put your fingers in their mouth and try to remove the blockage.
  • If you’re unable to remove the blockage, perform a modified version of the Heimlich manouver by giving a sharp blow to their chest.


  • If your pet is unconcious and unresponsive, you may need to perform CPR.
  • First, check if your pet is breathing and if they have a heartbeat. If you cannot find either, start chest compressions.
  • Perform 30 chest compressions followed by two rescue breaths. Repeat this until your pet starts breathing on their own again.
  • To give a rescue breath, close your pets mouth and extend their neck to open the airway. Place your mouth over your pets nose and exhale until you see your pets chest rise.
  • Check for a heartbeat every 2 minutes.
  • Continue giving your pet CPR until you reach an emergency vet.